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FaceFX at GDC 2012 - Booth 716

Come check out what's new with FaceFX in San Francisco next week at the Game Developers Conference!

Quick Zooms in the Face Graph Editor

When working in the Face Graph editor, have you ever wished there was a quick and easy way to center your view on just the area you're working with? Spending a lot of time zooming in just right?


December Unity Sale

(Update! FaceFX is now $899 all the time, so the 50% discount off of the $1995 price mentioned below is old news!)

Not ready for the holidays? Well this should get you in the mood! In honor of Christmas, Festivus, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Years Eve (alphabetically ordered), for the entire month of December, OC3 Entertainment is offering 50% off FaceFX Studio Professional purchases to all Unity Pro users.

Just send us your Unity Pro license invoice number to info (at) oc3ent.com and put "December Unity Sale" in the subject line and we'll send you instructions on how to proceed.

Create New Poses Inside FaceFX Studio

Ever see your character make a face in an animation that you really like and wish you could reuse? Did you know that you can easily tell FaceFX Studio to remember how to create that pose and reuse it elsewhere? Follow these steps to learn how:



Clientspec Configuration

When you first start FaceFX Studio, you might have noticed a warning message that said:

A default clientspec file has been created. Please check the warnings in the console for more information, and edit the default clientspec file. You must restart FaceFX Studio before changes to the clientspec file will take effect.

FaceFX Studio references audio by a relative path. If you're working by yourself, you probably don't need to edit the clientspec.



Animation Debugging

Have you ever been previewing your results in FaceFX Studio and find yourself wondering why that one spot just doesn't look correct? Read on to find out how FaceFX Studio can help you figure out what's wrong.

FaceFX 2012.1 is released

An update to FaceFX 2012 has been released. FaceFX 2012 plugin users can install the latest Tools and Evaluation installer to get access to the new plugins. FaceFX Studio Professional users will be notified of the free update from inside of FaceFX Studio Professional 2012 application.

New Features

  • Plugins can now save and open XML files
  • The full path to the audio file is accessible from the plugin script function: fxgetaudiopath

Bugfixes

4 Ways to Optimize your FaceFX Analysis

Have you ever run the automated FaceFX analysis, only to get less than optimal lip sync? Here are a few simple tricks to make sure you’re getting optimal alignment every time.

FaceFX 2012 is released!

It's been a big year for facial animation. L.A. Noire brought character realism to the forefront of the industry and raised the bar for video games as a storytelling medium. But Team Bondi's new approach offered no silver bullet for most character animators. The game is built around a new technology that while impressive, is not flexible, scalable, or affordable enough to impact the industry as a whole. Facial animation is regrettably as stubborn of a problem as it ever was.

See you in Vancouver!

OC3 Entertainment will be at Siggraph 2011 in Vancouver. Booth #869. Please swing by and check out the latest developments on FaceFX 2012!

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